offended muslims by denigrating the prophet mohamed. the taliban is trying to seize the opportunity to increase its leverage. at the meeting in brussels, the defense ministers agreed to continue tasks after pulling troops out such as training local, army, and police personnel. they also decided to draw up complex withdrawal plans by early next year, including the number of personnel and budget. as the date for complete exit approaches, it is imperative for nato to restore security in afghanistan or criticism of the exit plan will intensify. takashi ichinose, nhk world, brussels. >>> criticism is mounting against an insurgent attack on a teenage pakistani girl. the backlash is not limited to pakistan as members of the international community are expressing outrage at the shooting. >> translator: we are very sad that an attack targeted a harmless girl who was just seeking her right to an education. >> translator: such an assault on innocent people is not allowed in islam or any other religion. women and children should not become targets. neither should innocent or unarmed civilians.
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